The Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) has been awarded one of 10 grants under the 2022 TD Ready Challenge, presented by TD Bank Group (TD).
LISC will use the $1 million award to expand its innovative Bridges to Green Jobs program, which was piloted in Boston in 2022 and will be implemented in Detroit and Newark this year. LISC has robust local program offices in all three cities to lead the effort, incorporating it into their broader work to help bridge gaps in health, wealth and opportunity for underserved communities, particularly communities of color.
Bridges to Green Jobs helps build pathways to employment in the green energy and climate resiliency fields, focusing on communities that have been disproportionately affected by climate change and are underrepresented in the green jobs sector and adjacent industries (e.g., construction and related trades).
Modeled on LISC’s successful Bridges to Career Opportunities initiative, this Green Jobs program provides academic preparation that is contextualized to green-related industries; training for specific types of jobs; and services that boost success, like financial coaching and ongoing career coaching. Taken together, this bundle of services helps participants take advantage of living-wage employment that offer opportunities for growth.
TD awarded 10 grants of $1 million each
Taking steps to mitigate the effects of climate change and the transition to a low-carbon economy, certain groups may be affected in different ways
Expand LISC's innovative Bridges to Green Jobs program
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